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Private Excursion to Mysore and Srirangapatna from Bengaluru
"The tour starts early in the morning after meeting your personal chauffeur in your hotel lobby. He will make a brief stop on the way to Srirangapatna should you choose to have breakfast (at your own cost). Drive 160 Kilometers (app pillars canopies and arches have colourful frescoes in the style of Mysore paintings. Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali looks very similar to the Golconda tombs with an elegant square chamber with a brick dome. The excellent workmanship is evident in the carved stone windows ebony doorways artistically designed with inlaid ivory. St. Philomena's church is a Catholic church built in honour of St. Philomena in the Diocese of Mysore India. It was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.Your private Guide will assist with few recommendations to have lunch (at your own cost) in the royal family of Mysore
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Private Mysore Tour with Visit to Srirangapatna
"Start the tour after meeting your private Guide in your Hotel lobby. Local guide will discuss the plan of the day and would try to understand your preferences.Drive 20 Kilometers (approx) to Srirangapatna from Mysore city. Although situated a few Srirangapatna lies in the neighbouring district of Mandya.The Ranganthaswamy temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ranganatha is one of the five important pilgrimage sites along the river Kaveri for devotees of Ranganatha. These five sacred sites are pillars canopies and arches have colourful frescoes in the style of Mysore paintings. Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali is situated in Srirangapatnam; it looks very similar to the Golconda tombs with an elegant square chamber with a brick dome. The excellent workmanship is evident in the carved stone windows ebony doorways artistically designed with inlaid ivory. There is an ancient mosque inside the complex.St. Philomena's church is a Catholic church built in honour of St. Philomena in the Diocese of Mysore India. It was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.Your private Guide will assist with few recommendations to have lunch (at your own cost) in the middle of the day.
From $64.00
 
Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore
"Around 6:15am your private chauffeur and professional guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bangalore. Settle into your comfortable private vehicle for the approximate 4-hour drive to Mysore renowned as the ‘City of Palaces.’ En route stop in the old city of Srirangapatna which was briefly the capital of the Mysore state during the rule of Tipu Sultan. Located just 8 miles (14 km) from Mysore on an island in the Kaveri River Srirangapatna is home to the Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace) set amid the gorgeous gardens of Daria Daulat Bagh. Visit the palace
From $110.00

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Don't feed them Monekys!

It's a joy to watch the behaviour of roadside monkeys. So much more natural than those in rehab centres or controlled enclosures. This family clearly wanted to be left alone. So after this shot, i did...
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Rupees

The Indian Rupee (Hindi: रूपया) is the official currency of India. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India. (the Hindi copied from...
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Rangacharlu Town Hall

The Rangacharlu Town Hall building was constructed in 1884 in memory of Late C. Rangacharlu, who served his first Dewan of Mysore State. The Rangacharlu Memorial Hall housed the City Improvemment...
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Palace interior # 4

This ceremonial elephant howdah is elaborately decorated with 84 kg of 24 carat gold. The Maharaj had battery operated lights install to be able to signal to the mahout when he wanted to get off the...
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Life CAN be a bed of roses........

One of my favourite memories from the Green Hotel was coming back to the room the first evening.The covers had been turned back and the bved strewn with rose petals. On the bed posts were still...
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Palaces et al

The main Palace is a must see. You need at the most 4 hours to see the pomp and splendor of the way kings lived in the recent past. There are smaller palaces which you can skip. There is a railway...
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Devaraja Market ~ Vegetables

The market is a neat maze of medieval lanes. . .and lanes are often sectioned off according to product. You won't find stalls with more than two or three types of vegetables. One stall will have...
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Devaraja Market ~ Dyes

Aside from fruit, vegetables and flowers, you can also find interesting stalls with pigments/dyes, incense and perfumes. There is one perfume stall in the market with a young salesman who appears to...
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Devaraja Market ~ Onions & Potatoes

Because the market is so photogenic (my photos really don't do it justice), you will find more tourists here. Actually, Mysore is quite popular on the Southern route, with good reason. It's a nice...
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Devaraja Market ~ Jasmine

The flowers sellers in Mysore are particularly proud of something they called Mysore mallige ~ a very fragrant jasmine. The city is also known for its incense, sandalwood and rosewood. . .so, as you...
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Devaraja Market

Devaraja Market is very photogenic. . .the people in the stalls were usually quite friendly ~ some even offering tastes of their product (the finished jaggery was quite a different taste than I...
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Manufacturers - Incense aticks

Another interesting visit was to this incense sticks shop. You could see how the ladies prepared the sticks, adding afterwards different essences and colors. At the end you were taken to the shop and...
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Manufacturers - Tobacco

In the city Tour I did with my kind taxi driver he took me to the old part of Mysore and showed me the daily work of some artisans, as this cigarettes maker. He worked all day sitting preparing this...
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Palace interior # 3

The Maharajah would sit on this throne during his audiences. It is made from 280 kg of pure gold and was presented to the Maharajah by the Moghul emperor Aurangzeb in 1699.
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5, Jhansi Lakshmi bai Road, Mysore, Karnataka, 570005, India
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Maharana Pratap Road, Nazarbad, Mysore, Karnataka, 570010, India
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45/A, K.R.S Road, Metagalli, Mysore, Karnataka, 570 016, India
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3 Nethra Nivas, Nazarbad Road, Mysore, Karnataka, 570010, India
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35/A Bangalore-Nilgiri Road, Mysore, Karnataka, 570001, India
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2720, Sri Harsha Road, Mysore, 570 001, India
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Top Things to Do in Mysore

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Chamundi Hill

It makes for a nice drive from Mysore. You will find one of the most popular temples in India here. Do check out the huge Nandi (Bull) statue on the way there. The hill is at 1000 meters elevation....
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Brindavan Gardens

The first of These gardens are laid on the banks of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Spread over vast area , the terraced lawns and fountains make these gardens one of the best in South India. The swirling...
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Chamundeswari Temple

This temple is located on Chamundi Hill which itself is 2-3km southeast of the city centre. The original shrine is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hoysala rulers while its 40m-high...
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Palace

The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty from 1399 until the independence of India in 1947. The Wodeyar kings first built a palace in Mysore in the 14th century, but this palace was...
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Deveraja Market

I love exploring foreign markets and this was one of the largest and best I came across during my four months in India. It provides some excellent photo opportunities with locals selling and buying...
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Tippu Sultan's Summer Palace

About 1/2 hour (10 miles) out of Mysore by car, this small wooden palace is historically fascinating as well as being attractive and evocative of the days when Great Warrior states still held sway...
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"Mysore, Maharadjas and fairy tales"
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"Mysore ~ The City of Palaces"
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"The Demon Town"
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